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Usage examples for spatter

  1. " All not worth mentioning, John Spatter," said I, " but certainly true." – Some-Christmas-Stories by Dickens, Charles
  2. In pouring his home- brewed beer she contrived to spatter him, but he wiped it off without a smile, and let pass in silence some arrows of raillery that she had directed at his somber face. – Betty's Bright Idea; Deacon Pitkin's Farm; and The First Christmas of New England by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  3. All cow- boys are not sanguinary; but out of twenty you will generally find one who is brave when he has his revolvers with him; but when he forgot and left his shooters at home on the piano, the most tropical violet- eyed dude can climb him with the butt- end of a sunflower, and beat his brains out and spatter them all over that school district. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  4. The Channel Battery stopped firing, and, with the exception of an occasional spatter of small- arms fire, the city fell silent. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  5. The walls were hung with spatter- work that the biggest brother had done, and with photographs and magazine pictures in splint frames. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  6. There was no room for him inside, and certainly no wish for his company, and so he must, perforce, balance himself under his umbrella, first on one leg and then on the other, in his effort to escape the spatter which now reached his knees, quite as would a wet chicken seeking shelter under a cart- body. – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. Do you want to spatter yourself all over my nice clean machine? – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  8. A spatter of blood, man! – Sword Blades and Poppy Seed by Amy Lowell
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